10 Surprising Ways Gardening Improves Your Health

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Planting flowers and vegetables in your garden can bring you many benefits, from a more beautiful look to your garden when they bloom, to the consumption of organic and clean veggies. But thatís not all! According to health experts, gardening can do wonders for your well-being and overall health as well. That being said, focusing on more gardening activities will completely transform your lifestyle, body and mind.

It has been proven that gardening activities can improve your self esteem, boost your immune system and help you stay fit. When you donít have enough time to do some yoga exercises, cardio, or other sports, all you need to do is to spend some time cleaning your garden, for example. In fact, in this way, you will kill two birds with one stone, namely that you will have a beautiful and well organized garden, as well as a fit and healthy body and mind.

According to Gwenn Fried, manager of horticultural therapy at NYU Langone Medical Centerís Rusk Rehabilitation in New York City, ďwhen I think of the health benefits of gardening the first most obvious benefit is getting outside and into the fresh air.Ē However, in addition to the benefits of spending time outdoors, there are more surprising health benefits that you should know about, and we will help you with that. Keep reading to find out the surprising benefits of gardening.

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